Knoxville, Tennessee rolling out the red carpet!
Knoxville, home of GWRRA's 40th Annual Wing Ding, is situated at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Three Interstates run through Knoxville making it easily accessible! The majority of the events will take place downtown at the beautiful Knoxville Convention Center.

Many exciting changes are happening including a completely revamped event schedule with less structure and more fun! Both the association and the city are making some great plans for us! To register or view the event schedule, visit our newly redesigned website at today!

Preregistration ends July 23rd! Save money and time by registering in advance!
Win an all-new redesigned 2018 Gold Wing!
We are excited to announce our continued partnership with American Honda as one lucky winner will walk away from Wing Ding as the new owner of the all-new, redesigned Gold Wing!

Be sure to register for Wing Ding 40 and get your chance to win. Only so many tickets will be printed and someone will be holding the winner. Will it be you?

Also, be sure to catch the special presentation "Introduction to the 2018 Gold Wing" by the Honda representatives themselves! See the event schedule for times and location.
More Rooms Have Been Added!
We have secured a variety of rooms in and around the Knoxville area to fit all budgets and preferences!

All reservations must be made via this website in order to receive the discounted Wing Ding 2018 event rate at participating hotels. Reservations inside the group block will stay open until August 10, 2018 or until the block has filled. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Official Wing Ding 40 Souvenir T-Shirt!

Here's a sneak peak at the Official Wing Ding 40 Souvenir T-Shirt! Be sure to order yours with your preregistration and it will be available for pickup at registration during the event.

Select varieties and styles will also be available for purchase at the event. Supplies are limited.
Kickoff Wing Ding 40 at the Knoxville Welcome Party!
Wing Ding 40 kicks off on  Tuesday, August 28 from 6 - 9 p.m . with a Welcome Party hosted by the folks at Visit Knoxville at the beautiful Museum of Appalachia . The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum — a pioneer mountain farm village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, the Museum is now a non-profit organization, and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

NEW!!! Preregistration Packet pickup will be located at the Welcome Party. Packet pickup will start at 5 p.m .

Packets will NOT be available for pickup at the Knoxville Convention Center on August 28 . (Packets will be available at the Convention Center starting August 29)

The museum will only be open to Wing Ding attendees and will also feature music and dinner - hamburger, chips, drink, and an ice cream bar, courtesy of the folks at Visit Knoxville! Knoxville looks forward to sharing their southern hospitality with the Wingers.

Ya'll c’mon down and
have some fun! 

First Annual Law Tigers
Bike Night!
Wing Ding 40 brings an all new event featuring live music, food trucks, and much more!

On Friday evening, August 31 , the Wing Ding Grand Parade will cruise right down the entertainment district of downtown Knoxville and end in nearby Old City for an all new event. This evening will also feature the People's Choice Bike Show and static Light Show, and much more!

This evening is open to all bikes and the local community will be encouraged to attend. (must be registered attendee to participate in the parade, light show and bike show).

Music and DJ provided by
who will be doing some live coverage of the evening and encouraging locals to attend.
Lets Have Some Fun With The Bike Show!
People’s Choice is the new format that we have adopted for the bike show. We will have 4 categories for People’s Choice:

BIKE – Any year but only 2 wheels. If the trailer is on, that’s fine. This will include stock to pin stripe.

TRIKE - Any year but only 3 wheels. If the trailer is on, that’s fine. This will include stock to pin stripe.

ALL BIKES AND TRIKES WITH MURALS (more than pin striped) with or without trailer.

VINTAGE GOLD WINGS – 1000 to 1200 models – 2 or 3 wheeled

It’s simple, easy, and fun! So, ride in the parade on Friday night and when you arrive at the Law Tigers Bike Night (approximately 7:30pm), you can participate in the Bike Show, the Static Light Show, or just enjoy the evening! We welcome everyone who wants to share their ride to participate.
Enjoy the Ride! Guided or Unguided!
On Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31st, the local chapter in Knoxville will be hosting some guided rides so you and your friends can experience some of the best riding areas Tennessee has to offer!

Seminars will be limited on Thursday so that you can hit the trade show and then get out and enjoy the ride, and then get back for the 40th Wing Ding Special Evening Event - 'Star Wars at the Disco'! Unguided options will also be available with maps and details.
Join Us for Breakfast!
Start your day off with good friends, good breakfast and the presentation of the colors prior to the official opening of the trade show!

NEW!!! On Wednesday morning, August 29, doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for those who purchased the breakfast option! At 8:15 doors will be open to everyone to see the presentation of the colors, some Sponsor giveaways, and the 2019 Wing Ding location announcement!

Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased, in advance only, for just $12. Already registered for Wing Ding? Simply call our Member Services Representatives and tell them you would like to add on the breakfast option.

Again, the breakfast prior is an optional purchase , doors will open to everyone at 8:15 for the presentation!
40 Years Worth Celebrating!


Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as we revive the 70's for Wing Ding's 40th Anniversary Celebration - 'Star Wars at the Disco' on Thursday, August 30 , from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Knoxville Convention Center. The evening will feature live music from Top Tier ! Top Tier is the best of both worlds—a fun, high-energy party band and a smooth, light jazz band all in one! 

Dress as your favorite Star Wars character or
in your best 70's disco attire!
This is an event you just can’t miss! Wing Ding 40 is special to GWRRA as we’ll celebrate 40 years of gathering with our friends! Anita Alkire, GWRRA President, challenges each Chapter, District and Region to come prepared to bring back the Disco moves in full costumes and FUN !
No Costume? No Problem!

Designs by De Wayne Costume Shop will be renting both 70's and Star Wars attire for the GWRRA "Star Wars at the Disco" dinner and dance. They will set-up at the Knoxville Convention Center to rent costumes for the Thursday evening party. The average cost for costumes will be $40, which includes tax. This is a great way to have all participate without taking up valuable space in trailers or on bikes!  

De Wayne is requesting to have a 30-day advanced notice from attendees.  The contact information is:  and/or 865.804.6532 and the website is:
J&M Corporation Evening Event

On Wednesday evening, August 29 , join us for a delicious dinner and a great evening of entertainment and prize giveaways from J&M Corporation.

Dinner includes a Southern Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Rolls, Cookies and Brownies, Water, Tea, and Lemonade.

Just $24 per person, includes dinner and entertainment.

Seating is limited, while supplies last. We hope to see you there!

Collections will be taken to benefit the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House!
From Vintage to High Tech!

You can relive the memories and browse over 20 of the best models from over the years as Wing Ding 40 will feature a special display of Gold Wings courtesy of Pistol Pete and Southern Honda Powersports. Starting with a Pre-Production Prototype GL1-1000002 model and moving on up to 1983 and more!

From the classics to the newly unveiled 2018, you can see the evolution first hand and only at Wing Ding 40 in Knoxville !

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